Co-Chair of the Congressional Inquiry Into 9/11 – and Former Head of the Senate Intelligence Committee – Calls for a New 9/11 Investigation

The Co-Chair of the Congressional Inquiry into 9/11 and former Head of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Bob Graham, previously stated that an FBI informant had hosted and rented a room to two hijackers in 2000 and that, when the Inquiry sought to interview the informant, the FBI refused outright, and then hid him in an unknown location, and that a high-level FBI official stated these blocking maneuvers were undertaken under orders from the White House (confirmed here).

Today, Graham called for a new 9/11 investigation. As Raw Story notes:

Graham on Monday called on the U.S. government to reopen its investigation into 9/11 after a report found that links between Saudi Arabia and the hijackers were never disclosed by the FBI to the 2002 joint Congressional intelligence committee investigating the attacks.

“In the final report of the congressional inquiry, there was a chapter related primarily to the Saudi role in 9/11 that was totally censored, every word of the chapter has been withheld from the public,” Graham said on MSNBC’s The Dylan Ratigan Show.

“Some of the other questions we ought to be asking are if we know that the Saudis who lived in San Diego and now apparently in Sarasota received substantial assistance, what about the Saudis who lived in Phoenix, Arizona? Or Arlington, Virginia? … What was happening in those places?”

“I believe these are questions for which there are definitive answers, but the American people and largely their elected representatives have been denied that information.”

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Many other 9/11 Commissioners and congressmen have called for a new investigation, including:

For example:

In addition,many high-level military and intelligence officials have called for a new investigation, including:

  • Former Deputy Secretary for Intelligence and Warning under Nixon, Ford, and Carter (Morton Goulder), former Deputy Director to the White House Task Force on Terrorism (Edward L. Peck), and former US Department of State Foreign Service Officer (J. Michael Springmann), as well as a who’s who of liberals and independents) jointly call for a new investigation into 9/11

And numerous high-level judges, legal professors and trial lawyers call for a new investigation. See this and this.

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  • Compound F

    Did Graham speak up one day after Turki al Faisal’s Op-ed in NYT in retaliation for Saudi threats re the impending US vote on Palestine?

    • Jay Rowland

      He has been speaking out for a while. Its the new found interest from the Mainstream Media thats new.

    • JayR

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  • One generally accepted “common metaphor, shared by conservatives and liberals alike — the Nation-as-Family metaphor, in which the nation is seen as a family, the government as a parent and the citizens as children“.

    Thus, any questioning of “the king can do no wrong” is an attack on figures that give us a sense of stability and security.

    Psychologically, many people cannot handle these ideas because they threaten a person’s well-being by attacking their world view.

    The people do not have the ability to believe these things. It is an issue of capacity.

    • Jay Rowland

      I think its more like people need to be told what is important. And thus far this information has been very limited.

      • Yes Jay,

        Some can handle it and some cannot. But also as you say, some haven’t been given the chance to handle it or not.

        And that number is going to grow exponentially in our near future.

        • Jay Rowland

          I very much agree on the front that we have been shielded from information and given dis-information. But where I disagree is that now with the internet their plan can’t be air tight anymore. Information gets through and hopefully the small holes of info can become larger ones and so on until their jig is up.

          Sites like this one, cryptome, AE911truth, 911blogger, conceptually wikileaks, and even your We must be vigilant to maintain our freedoms online. We must not forfeit our freedoms in the name of fear.

          • Tina Miller

            That is until they go through with the internet censorship under the guise of “protection”.

    • NA

      So true.

  • pinneapple

    Its about dang tome!

  • Amerikagulag

    “….Graham on Monday called on the U.S. government to reopen its investigation into 9/11….”

    Um, I hate to break it to Mr. graham, but the US government NEVER HAD an investigation into 911. The ONLY thing the US government did in regards to the events of 911 was to WHITEWASH and COVERUP.

    ANY investigation into 911 that includes ANY MEMBERS of the US government is no investigation at all. 911 was an inside job. The REAL terrorists are in Washington and TelAviv.

    To quote Mike Lafferty:
    Muslims didn’t own those buildings and collect billions of dollars on insurance.
    Muslims didn’t control the security for those buildings.
    Muslims didn’t have the maintenance and remodeling contracts for those buildings.
    Muslims didn’t control security for the airports where hijackers supposedly boarded.
    Muslims didn’t control the airports’ and government’s refusal to release airport security cam videos.
    Muslims didn’t own those airlines.
    Muslims didn’t control the military’s response — and nonresponse.
    Muslims didn’t control the government’s too-quick identification of the perps.
    Muslims didn’t control the government’s highly secretive and hasty disposal and destruction of the evidence, from the air-traffic control tapes to the structural steel.
    Muslims didn’t control the government’s lack of testing for explosives in the rubble.
    Muslims didn’t control the government’s lie that attacks of planes-into-buildings had never been planned for.
    Muslims didn’t control the government’s release of dozens of Israelis who were arrested in relation to 9/11 and fled to Israel.
    Muslims didn’t control all the major media in the USA keeping all news reports and documentaries in line with the official government stories.

    It wasn’t 19 Arabs with toothpicks and nail clippers, but likely AT LEAST 19 US government officials and others, many of which hold dual national Israeli citizenship.

    911 marks the day the US government and Israel killed 3000 American citizens on US soil as a pretext to go and kill millions more in other countries. And all for the GREATER ISRAEL.

    • Bubba Zinetti

      Too true. Israeli security officers removed the bomb sniffing dogs at the WTC. Israeli agents were caught filming the “attack” (starting before it even occurred), and then bragged about their actions on Israeli television. Israel is not a friend to the U.S. (nor to any nation).

    • larry payne

      The Israeli connections you list may be the reason Graham is trying to divert blame on the Saudis. Israel is starting to feel some real heat.

      Sen Graham along with Porter Goss was having breakfast with Pakistan’s ISI director Mahmoud Ahmad on the morning of 9/11. In my way of thinking, that makes him an insider to the whole operation.

  • Jay R.

    Sounds like someone wants a quick vote on the Jobs bill or the beans will spill.
    Pretty good threat I must say.

  • Rabbits Rabbits Rabbits

    Of course it was an inside job, and they did not really need hijackers since they have electronics that can fly those plane remotely from the ground just like those drones they use to bomb terrorists in Pakistan

    • larry payne

      And Dov Zakheim, the Bush-appointed comptroller of the Pentagon who couldn’t explain the whereabouts of $2.3 trillion missing from Pentagon accounting, had previously been a top executive of a company that produced electronic systems that do exactly what you describe.

  • Maybe I’m the last person to see this video that came out 9/11/2011.

    I hope it catches GW’s attention.

    9/11: A Conspiracy Theory

    Over half a million “views” already. For YEARS I could not let this enter my head. The company I worked for at the time had two entire floors at Two World Trade.

  • Rickster

    What needs to happen is for the state of New York to convene a grand jury with subpeona power to investigate 911. I don’t understand why it wasn’t done at the time. There is no statute of limitations for murder.

    • Bev

      Citizen’s 9/11 Commission Campaign

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      Byron Belitsos

      September 7, 2011 [updated] 


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      Unprecedented effort for new investigation to be launched on 9/11 anniversary 


      (Boston, MA) Senator Mike Gravel announced today the inauguration of a citizens’ campaign to authorize a new investigation of the events of September 11, 2001 after his proposed ballot measure was certified today by the Attorney General of Massachusetts, Martha Coakley.




If adopted by the voters, the new law would create an independent, citizen-led investigatory commission that would be seated in Massachusetts and be vested with subpoena power and the power to take testimony under oath. “I personally initiated this effort to create a new 9/11 commission,” stated Gravel, “in response to the outpouring of calls for a new investigation—in the light of new evidence—from Americans across the political spectrum. Because our gridlocked Congress is obviously incapable of taking up this issue, I believe that state initiatives are our best alternative approach. Massachusetts is an optimal state in which to begin this work.”


      Statewide Ballot Initiative Campaign for a New 9/11 Commission

      Senator Gravel—a native of Massachusetts—will kick off the ballot initiative campaign on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of 9/11 with a major press conference, followed by a 12-day tour of the state. The press conference will be held on September 13, 2011 at 11:00 am on the steps of the Massachusetts state house on Beacon Hill. 


      Direct Democracy: The Way Forward

      Presently, our heroic 9/11 truth activists can continue to educate Americans and the world’s people with the hope of pressing the U.S. Congress to act. However, it is evident to me that the federal government won’t act to change the official 9/11 story line; and the American people simply can’t act, given the structure of our representative democracy. All the people can do is educate, agitate and protest, and give their power away to representatives on Election Day. That’s because of one obvious reality: the way to meaningful citizen participation in public policy is blocked by the elites now in control of the mainstream media and of government (regardless of party). Citizens lack access to the legislative procedures needed to implement the central power of government––lawmaking––at the federal level. Indeed, this is true as well in most governmental jurisdictions of the United States. But fortunately there are 24 states that have some form of initiative lawmaking where people can enact laws.


      Our plan envisions enacting an initiative law in one or more states. These proposed initiatives would be presented to state voters for their decision on November 6, 2012. 


      The Challenge Ahead: Building an Effective Citizen’s Campaign

      Success or failure will be determined by the resources that can be brought to bear on our organizational efforts and the petition campaigns to qualify the initiatives and secure their approval by the people. Success will require money––the mother’s milk of politics.

      If we are able to raise the necessary funds for this undertaking, I believe there is no possibility of failure. Regardless what happens we will certainly advance the national debate on 9/11––alerting more Americans to the problem, and more importantly, pointing to an actionable plan where the people are the solution––not the government.

  • joe

    perhaps a bit of sodium pentathol or water boarding of Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz would shed a little light into this very dark corner.

  • Transparency would drastically reduce the number of questions that still remain on the table. We deserve to know the truth.

  • ed

    George Bush as soon as he moved into the White House IMMEDIATELY told the FBI to stop all surveillance of OsamaBinLaden & the Royal Family. ALL were being followed & Bush stopped it immediately. Jan.20th.He’s a traitor & a madman & should be tried & hung just like SaddamHussein.
    Senator Bob Graham was WARNED about 911 Months b4 anything happened. He did NOTHING. He said he reported it to the “appropriate authorities” afterwards but never ever followed up. He’s a LIAR & a traitor also.
    He watched the attack on 911 with Porter Goss another one who was warned about 911 months b4 it occured,with 1 other man-Gen.Mamoud Ahmed-the man who gave Mohammed Atta $100,000 right b4 911. All 3 watched together in Washington DC. 911 Was definitely an inside intelligence operation with Bush & these other scumbags knowing all about it….because they made it happen & allowed it to happen.They cleared the military from stopping any of it.
    Bush-Cheney-Rice-Rumsfelf-Ashcroft & others should be hung by the neck until dead…after a truth revealing Trial.No one was held responsible for 911 failures yet everyone in position was rewarded afterwards.FBI supervisors who covered up Moussawi’s computer search were all promoted.

  • Simply wanna say that this is extremely helpful, Thanks for taking your time to write this. “I would much rather have men ask why I have no statue, than why I have one.” by Cato the Elder.

  • matt

    guess the feds better lock him up in a psych ward…….

  • I do believe that an investigation should be done on this matter. The fact that things are being covered up and hidden is very suspicious. The families that were devastated by this terrible event is owed an investigation.

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  • We need an investigation into what must obviously be a cover up! The official explanation does not solve what appears to have been a controlled demolition.

  • we need to let this go. In a perfect world the public could know everything, however a new public inquiry will do more damage to the intelligence community and the IC’s ability to for see future attacks to the homeland

    • boraland

      how much is dick cheney paying you?

  • Exodus2011

    if there is stuff being hidden, you would expect great efforts to cover it up … too many people would go down if the real digging, in the open was started
    I hope the digging does get underway at some point … and let the chips fall where they may